Science and Social Studies
Keeping pace with general education
All Havern students participate in both science and social studies instruction. Consistent with the goal of returning students to a general education environment, instructional topics are selected in coordination with Colorado State Standards.
Students explore topics through multiple formats—including classroom presentations and discussions, videos, hands-on activities, on-line resources, guest speakers and field trips. In keeping with our goal of returning students to a more general education environment, we focus on:
- Strategies for reading comprehension in content areas
- Note-taking skills
- Organizing information
- Developing a working understanding of science and social studies language and vocabulary
An annual Science Fair gives Havern students the opportunity to work on individual projects in a scientific area of their interest. Students may participate at the competitive or the noncompetitive level. Science Fair projects are judged by a panel of objective science professionals on the basis of quality and adherence to the scientific method.